26 Sep 2014

Man in court over ACC bomb call

10:03 am on 26 September 2014

A 53-year-old man accused of threatening to blow up the Accident Compensation Corporation's office in central Whangarei is due to appear in court today.

Police were alerted to a threatening phone call made to the national ACC call centre about 11am yesterday.

Police said some nearby buildings to the ACC office on Walton Street were evacuated for a brief period as a precaution.

The man was due to appear in the Whangarei District Court this morning.